My Guide Dog Story

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Guest Post by: Linda Ladaga My whole life, I’ve been a dog lover. My parents never let me have one though; they said dogs were too much work. So, when I went away to college, I knew that I had to have a dog. I also knew that I had no clue how to take […]

Puppy Raisers Gather At OCTA Service Animal Training

Guide dogs in training boarding the bus

We’ve been organizing our Orange County Guide Dogs of America group outings for the past two years and one of our favorites is organized by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The OCTA Service Animal Training is held once a year on the first Saturday of October and offers service animals the opportunity to ride […]

Are You Interested In Puppy Sitting?

Black Lab Puppy

Last week Apache went back to school to start his formal guide dog training.  It’s both a happy and sad day.  Happy because he gets to start the next leg in his journey to becoming a guide dog and sad because I will miss having him by my side every day.  However, there are always […]

Puppy Raiser Questionnaire – In For Training

Dublin and Guide Dog School

It’s been over a month since Dublin went in for formal guide dog training and I really haven’t done too much here on the blog, on his facebook page, his YouTube channel, or on his Twitter account.  However, that’s all about to change starting with this short blog post about one of the last reports […]

Formal Guide Dog Training

Dublin Fade Toy

Dear Colby, Well, the time is here, the day you’ve been anticipating since you picked up Dublin all those months ago.  It is now time for Dublin to come in for his formal guide dog training. We know this is a hard time for you and we would like to try to make it a […]